Hinduism

Hinduism: with a New Foreword by Amartya Sen

Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religion, Hinduism, Spirituality
Paperback Published on: 27/08/2020
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Synopsis

The essential guide to one of the world's most diverse and fascinating faiths, with a Foreword by Amartya Sen

K. M. Sen discusses the evolution of Hinduism's central systems of belief and codes of conduct, as well as popular cults and sects such as Bhakti, Tantrika and the mystics of North India, and describes the varying incarnations of its supreme deity, Krishna and Rama among them. He recounts its history from the Indus Valley civilization c.2500 BC and the Vedic age nature gods to its relationship with Buddhism and Jainism and the impact of western culture. And he describes the day-to-day practice of Hinduism - customs, festivals and rituals; the caste system; and its philosophies and exponents. The author's grandson Professor Amartya Sen brings his work right up to date, examining the role of Hinduism in the world today.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141994727
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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'Hinduism: with a New Foreword' by Amartya Sen (Paperback) by K. M. Sen (author)
This brief yet in-depth introduction to Hinduism and its histories is an excellent way for approaching a religion which can often seem just too diverse and... READ MORE
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